Friday, February 5, 2016

Population Growth



POPULATION GROWTH

NEW MEXICO DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS

The 2016 Legislative Session has arrived. This is one in a series of posts from the staff of the New Mexico Corrections Department. We intend to send a daily update to all our legislators with key points, facts, figures, personal stories describing life here at NMCD.

New Mexico’s prisons will be at 98% capacity in the immediate future. The female population has increased dramatically in recent years, and projections have been inaccurate.

FY
Male
Female
Change in Male
Change in Female
2010
6,177
614
5.07%
-0.81%
2011
6,175
629
-0.03%
2.44%
2012
6,151
649
-0.39%
3.18%
2013
6,188
661
-0.60%
1.85%
2014
6,344
704
2.52%
6.51%
2015
6,558
782
2.88%
11.08%
2016
6,583
855
0.38%
9.34%
2017
6,638
904
0.84%
5.73%
2018
6,694
953
0.84%
5.42%
2019
6,749
1003
0.82%
5.25%
2020
6,805
1052
0.83%
4.89%


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